ERIC Number: ED244947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Games and Sport of Southern California's Chinese-Americans.
Despite exclusion from the mainstream of society in the late 1800s and the early part of this century, Chinese American youth in the Los Angeles (California) area adopted the sports of this country. Chinese American baseball and basketball teams competed with each other and with teams from the Japanese American community. Football was also played by Los Angeles Chinese Americans, and their games drew considerable local interest. Girls and women also played basketball as well as tennis. However, indigenous Chinese games and sports remain popular in their communities. The area's elementary school and children's center has attempted to retain authentic Chinese dances and past-times such as Chinese jump rope, lion dancers, and kite flying. This paper presents a history of the role of sport in the cultural and social development of Chinese Americans in the Los Angeles area. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 29-April 2, 1984).